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Seminar: Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court in Athens

October 12, 2023

During the seminar our expert speakers focus on the following content:

  • from Community Patent to Unitary Patent
  • the legal framework
  • the additional tasks entrusted to the EPO by the participating Member States
  • the basic concept of the unitary patent
  • procedural issues and fees
  • register for unitary patent protection and publications
  • territorial field of application
  • the unitary patent as an object of property
  • rights and limitations
  • UPC: court structure, jurisdiction, territorial scope
  • How and when will the UPC become operational? transitional phasing-in period (sunrise period), activities before entry into force
  • general overview over procedure; Rules of Procedure; provisional measures, patent infringement actions, revocation actions, provisional measures, evidence, languages
  • relationship between parallel or subsequent EPO opposition proceedings and UPC-actions
  • UPC procedure against decisions of the EPO
  • cost of proceedings
  • roles of Patent Attorneys at UPC, representation and how to become qualified to represent at UPC, privilege,
  • UPC-register; opt-out and opt-in procedure

To register please find all information in the event calendar.



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